::NN:: TRANSCENSION NEWS — Wormhole Service Interruption
It is our sad duty to inform that due to the current situation in the Caligiri Union, the Schmidt-Maestasis stargate is inactive for an indefinite time. The instability caused by the transcension event has forced us to limit the bandwidth across the wormhole to maintenance levels, and travelers or information will not be accepted. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope your stay at Haik Orbital will be a pleasant one.
We wish to point out that while the Unified Sentinentarian Code does support disaster refugee status to individuals and organisations wishing to leave the Caligiri Union, paragraph 5.3 does not imply an obligation on Schmidt-Maestasis or the Haik Demarchy to allow entry; see paragraph 7.4, "Blights", and 7.5, "Aggressive Self-replicating Swarms". Situation updates are being sent to Macyma, Los Verdes and the STC Emergency Group continuously.
Have a nice day.
- Transcend-Ascend - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
One who transcends to one toposophic, then ascends to the next. For example an intelligence may transcend to SI:1, leaving behind everything of itself that was of SI:<1. Then e may ascend to S2, retaining eir SI:1 nature but adding an S2 superstructure on top of the SI:1 nature. Contrast ascend-transcend. Often however the dividing lines are not this well defined.
- Transcension Alert
- Transcension Prediction - Text by Anders Sandberg and M. Alan Kazlev
Given the huge population of the civilized galaxy, and the fact that ascensions and transcensions are moderately common and have been going on for thousands of years, many polities and civilizations have developed some fairly reliable methods for predicting the onset of one of these events. Often this is comparable to pre- and post-singularity efforts at predicting the weather (and a large transcendence event does indeed share some conceptual characteristics with a force of nature to those watching from outside at a lower S level).
- Wormholes - A Layman's Guide
Text by Orion's Arm Editors
Initially published on 20 January 2002.